The Patent Lawyer

Law firm rankings


Throughout the year, The Patent Lawyer magazine carries out extensive research to highlight leading firms in the IP and patent field in each jurisdiction to recognize the hard work and improvement firms have achieved and to aid clients select the best firm for their needs. Over five issues we cover the following jurisdictions:

Countries within jurisdictions may differ year-to-year.

We publish the Top 10 law firms for each country in each jurisdiction based on the research we have carried out. The Top 10 is published in alphabetical order. Ranked firms are able to purchase a Rankings Package, details listed below, but firms cannot pay for a position in our rankings – the Top 10 are produced from our research.

When compiling our law firm rankings, we do not ask for a submission fee or an inclusion fee, we do not discriminate against any firm that does not support our publications financially, so if your firm is chosen it is upon merit and will appear within our rankings with no compulsory financial expense.

Research and selection criteria
Our Editorial and Research Team take many factors in to consideration when determining the Top 10 law firms for each country in each jurisdiction.

Some of the aspects researched are:

  • Existing market reputation in the field;
  • Sited achievements within the last year;
  • Work in niche areas and unique strengths;
  • Accessibility;
  • Client testimonials and recommendation;
  • Regularity of informative materials being promoted and engagement by the firm (e.g. news/articles, press releases, interaction and presence on social channels);
  • Website ranking and usability;
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion performance as a firm;
  • Third party rankings and achievement recognition;
  • Activity in the legal space (e.g., with associations, conferences, webinars).


We conduct research into which firms should feature, but firms may also recommend themselves, or be recommended by third parties, for consideration via a nomination form found below.

The selection process is carried out to the best of our research team’s ability with the materials accessible and from an unbiased standpoint. Our selection process is not affixed to our sales team and firms cannot pay to feature in the rankings; a Rankings Package is only available for purchase to ranked firms after our research team has produced the final list. A selection of factors will be considered for each firm, not all factors will be considered from each firm and some factors may carry more weight than others.

The selection is based on available resources and The Patent Lawyer rankings should be used as a resource and a guide only. We recommend that all organisations seeking legal advice conduct their own research in addition before selecting a firm that best suits their personal requirements.

Publication and distribution
The rankings will feature in our Magazine both in hardcopy an online. Our online edition is free-to-read for approximately six-eight weeks, allowing access for all IP professionals seeking to view the ranked firms, and for ranked firms to share the recognition they have received.

In addition, ranked firms also receive a basic Online Directory Listing on The Patent Lawyer Website, valid for one year. The basic Online Directory Listing will include: firm name, firm logo, basic contact information including link to preferred landing page, and recognition of ranked position.

Firms that have chosen to purchase a Rankings Package can enhance their profile (more details below).

The Patent Lawyer Magazine is a well-established and recognisable brand within the global IP community. The Patent Lawyer is a key media partner for INTA, IPO, ECTA, MARQUES, AIPPI, AIPLA, ASIPI + many other IP associations and conference providers meaning that we have a vast readership of high-level corporate counsel and patent attorneys who will be exposed to these rankings and profiles.

Rankings Package: advertising profile
All Top 10 firms will be printed and published online in the rankings segment of the magazine.

Ranked firms also have the opportunity to purchase a Rankings Package which includes the following:

  • Quarter or Half page advert to appear alongside your ranked jurisdiction in the magazine. The online edition’s adverts will be hyper-linked to your website to increase traffic;
  • Personalized ranking badge for promotional use;
  • Enhanced Online Directory Listing valid for one year including: firm name and logo, firm profile, key contacts, hyperlinked to preferred landing page, recognition of ranked position;
  • Social media recognition post on LinkedIn and Twitter;
  • Hardcopy and PDF of magazine featuring firm appearance;
  • Generous discount on accompanying article and/or additional bookings. (Must be booked at the same time).

Ranked firms will be contacted prior to their jurisdiction being published with full details and pricing.

I’m glad to report we’re overwhelmed with the amount of positive feedback we’ve been receiving from fellow colleagues and clients that have had the opportunity to see the publication. We are truly very pleased to be featured with CTC Legal Media and hope to further strengthen our relationship in the upcoming future. Vaz e Dias, Brazil, 2020

Thank you for the below, we are very pleased with how the advertisement turned out”. Cedar White Bradley, UAE, 2021.


Award Winning Law Firms 2021
View the Top 10 ranked firms of each jurisdiction this year. We publish the rankings between January and October with one jurisdiction per magazine issue release. The below rankings will be updated with the publishing of each jurisdiction.

Select the jurisdiction you wish to view from the tabs below. Each jurisdiction will have countries and firms in alphabetical order. Click the law firms to view their profiles.


Akkum, Akkum & Associates LLP Abu Ghazaleh Intellectual Property Adi Levit Anjarwalla & Khanna
Cabinet ISIS Baiant IP Dr Shlomo Cohen & Co Bowmans ( Coulson Harney)
D.Moukouri & Partners Cedar White Bradley Ehrlich Group CFL Advocates
Etah-Nan & Co Eldib & Co Gilat Bareket & Co Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews
Forchak IP Hassouna & Abou Ali Liad Whatstein & Co ENSafrica
Henry, Samuelson & Co. Helmy Hamza & Partners (Baker McKenzie) Luthi + Webb Gikera & Vadgama Avocates
Ngu & Co Law Firm Ibrachy & Dermarkar Meitar law Offices Iseme, Kamau & Maema Advocates(IKM)
Nico Halle & Co. Law Firm Maddock & Bright IP Law Office Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz Kaplan & Stratton
Patimark Saba IP S. Horowitz & Co MMC Asafo
SCP Global Africa IP Shalakany Soroker Agmon Nordman Simba & Simba



Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP) Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP) Aluko & Oyebode Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property
Alem & Associates Baianat IP ǼLEX AIDhabaan & Partners
Baianat IP Ceader White Bradley Adeniji Kazeem & Co Al Ajaleen Law Firm & Intellectual Property
Cedar White Bradley CMS Francis Lefebvre Maroc Allan & Ogunkeye Al Hadaf (Saba IP)
NASSER & ASSOCIATES LAW OFFICE HHH Avocats Banwo & Ighodalo Al Tamimi & Company
Obeid Law Firm IB for IP G. Elias & co Al-Otaishan IP
Raphaël & Associés Kettani Law Firm Jackson Etti & Edu Baianat IP
Saba IP NJQ & Associates O Kayode & Co Cedar White Bradley
Sader & Associates Saba IP Olajide Oyewole LLP Clyde & Co
United Trademark & Patent Services  United Trademark & Patent Services  Stillwaters Law Firm Kadasa IP



Adams & Adams A&K Tanzania Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP) Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property
Brian Bacon ABC Attorneys Achour Law Firm Al Tamimi & Company
ENSafrica Afrilex Associates Baianat IP Baianant IP
Hahn & Hahn Alin Law Care Cabinet Donia Hedda Ellouze Bird & Bird (MEA)
KISCH IP Bowmans Ceader White Bradley BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates
Rademeyer Attorneys Eden Law Chambers Eversheds Sutherland El Heni Cedar White Bradley
Smit & Van Wyk FB Attorneys Gide Loyrette Nouel Clyde & Co
Spoor & Fisher Lex Glboe IP JURISMED Gowling WLG
Von Seidels NexLaw Advocates Kammoun Kallel Avocats & Conseils Rouse
Webber Wentzel Vemma Consult Attorneys La Centrale Des Avocats Tunisiens Saba IP



Belmore Neidrauer Arias Arias Arias
Borden Ladner Gervais Colbs Estudio Legal Consortium Legal Carrillo & Asociados
Goodmans Consortium Legal De La Gasca & Cía Central Law
Gowling WLG Dentons Muñoz Espino Nieto & Asociados Consortium Legal
Norton Rose Fulbright Divimark Abogados EY Law Dentons
Olser, Hoskin & Harcourt Eproint García & Bodán Fernandez & Fernandez
Ridout & Maybee EY Law LatinAlliance Lexincorp
Smart & Biggar Lexincorp Lexincorp Mayora & Mayora, S.C.
Torys MMonivation Romero Pineda & Asociados, Compañía de Abogados Palomo Abogados


Aguilar Castillo Love Arochi & Lindner Alvarado y Asociados Alfaro, Ferrer & Ramírez
Arias Basham Ringe y Correa Arias Arias Fábrega & Fábrega
BLP Becerril Coca & Becerril Bendaña & Bendaña Abogados Benedetti Cl Abogados
Bufete Casco Calderón & De La Sierra BLP Cedeno & Medndez
Bufete Mejía & Asociados  Dumont Central Law CLD Legal 
Bufete Melara & Asociados Goodrich Riquelme y Asociados Consortium Legal Estudio Benedetti
Casco & Casco OLIVARES Dentons Muñoz Guinard & Noriega
Dentons Muñoz Zacapa Panamedicana de Patentes y Marcas García & Bodán Icaza González-Ruiz & Alemán
García & Bodán Santamarina y Steta Guy José Bendaña-Guerrero & Asociados Jiménez Molino & Moreno
Melara y Asociados Uhthoff Gómez Vega & Uhthoff LatinAlliance Morgan & Morgan


THE CARIBBEAN North America  -East Coast  North America – West Coast
Caribbean IP Ballard Spahr Cooley
Clarke Gittens Farmer Cantor Colburn Durie Tangri
DunnCox Desmarais Gibson, Dunn & Drutcher
Ferraiuoli  Fenwick & West Jones Day
Foga Daley Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
HSM IP  Fish & Richardson Mckool Smith
JD Sellier + Co Foley & Lardner Morrison & Foerster
Miniño Abogados Kirkland & Ellis Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
Mosko & Associates Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt Paul Hastings
Thornton Smith  Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan


Beccar Varela Bolet & Terrero Bhering Advogados Albagli Zaliasnik SpA
Berton Moreno IP Bufete Aguirre Quintanilla Soria & Nishizawa (BAQSN) Daniel Law Alessandri
ClarkeModet Cervieri Monsuarez Dannemann Siemsen Advogados Beuchat, Barros & Pfenniger
Estudio Chaloupka C R & F Rojas Abogados Di Blasi Parente & Associados Carey
Hausheer Belgrano & Fernandez Ferrere Abogados Gruenbaum, Possinhas & Teixeira Covarrubias & Cia
Marval O’Farrell & Mairal Guevara & Gutiérrez Guerra IP Claro y Cia
Noetinger & Armando Landivar & Landivar Gusmão & Labrunie Johansson & Langlois
O’Conor & Power Moreno Baldivieso Kasznar Leonardos Sargent & Krahn
Ojam Bullrich Flanzbaum Orpan Sociedad Civil Montaury Pimenta Machado & Vieira de Mello Silva
Palacio & Asociados W A Mendez & Asociados Vaz e Dias Advogados & Associados Villaseca Abogados


Baker McKenzie Bermeo & Bermeo Cameron & Shepherd
Brigard & Castro Bustamante & Bustamante Dentons
Castellanos & Co CorralRosales Fraser, Housty & Yearwood, Attorneys at Law
Cavelier Abogados Fabara Abogados Hughes, Fields & Stoby
Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas Falconi Puig Abogados Jamela A. Ali, Attorney-at-Law
Goméz-Pinzón Abogados Julio C Guerrero B Kyte Small Barker
Lloreda Camacho & Co Pérez Bustamante & Ponce London House Chambers
Olarte Moure & Asociados Romero Corral Abogados McDoom & Company
Posse Herrera Ruiz Quevedo & Ponce Satram & Satram
Vera Abogados Asociados Tobar ZVS Templar Chambers


Abente Stewart Abogados BARLAW – Barrera & Asociados Bacot & Bacot
Bareiro Modica Abogados Barreda Moller BERGSTEIN
Berkemeyer (BKM) Durand Agogados Cervieri Monsuárez & Asociados
Cervieri Monsuarez & Asociados Espinosa Bellido Abogados Cikato Abogados
Ferrer Abodados Estudio Colmenares & Asociados Fernández Secco & Asociados
Mersan Abogados Estudio Muñiz Ferrere Abogados
Olmedo Abogados Osterling Abogados Fischer Abogados
Peroni Sosa Tellechea Burt & Narvaja Pierola & Asociados Fox & Lapenne
Vouga Abogados Rodrigo Elías & Medrano Pittaluga Abogados
Zacarias & Fernandez Valencia Law Office Vanrell IP



DORA ALTIUS ARSIS Consulting Andreas Coucounis & Co
Gassauer-Fleissner Bird & Bird Bojinov & Bojinov Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co
Geistwert Brantsandpatents Boyanov & Co Chrysses Demetriades & Co
Kliment & Henhapel Cape IP  Dimitrov, Petrov & Co Chrysostomides
Puchberger & Partner Crowell & Moring Djingov Gouginski Kyutchukov & Velichkov (DGKV) Elias Neocleous & Co
Schoenherr Hoyng Rokh Monegier Dr Emil Benatov & Partners IP Cyprus 
Schwarz Schönherr KIRKPATRICK   Kambourov & Partners Koushos Korfiotis Papacharalambous
Sonn & Partner NautaDutilh K Tahtadjie ( KT Patent) Lellos P Demetriades Law Office
Wiltschek Plasser Simont Braun Manev & Partners Markides Markides & Co
Wolf Theiss Rechtsanwalte GmbH & CoKG Stibbe Pavlov & Co Michael Kyprianou & Co


Baker McKenzie Accura AAA Legal Services Backström & Co
Bird & Bird AWA Cobalt Berggren
Čermák a spol Bech-Bruun Ellex Raidla Boco IP
CMS Gorrissen Federspiel Eversheds Sutherland Ots & Co Borenius
Harber IP Guardian IP Consulting Hedman Partners Castrén & Snellman
Korejzová Legal Horten INTELS Espatent
PATENTSERVIS Kromann Reumert Käosaar Hannes Snellman
Rott Růžička & Guttmann Lundgrens Njord Law Firm Papula-Nevinpat
Traplová Hakr Kubát Plesner Sorainen Roschier
Vsetecka Zeleny Svorcik and Partners Zacco Turvaja Laine IP


Allen & Overy Bardehle Pagenberg A & K Metaxopoulos & Partners Bird & Bird
Armengaud Guerlain Boehmert & Boehmert Ballas Pelecanos & Associates Danubia
August Debouzy Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Dr Helen G. Papaconstantinou and Partners Germus & Partners
Bird & Bird Grünecker Drakopoulos Gödölle Kékes Mészáros & Szabó
Cabinet Chaillot Hoffmann Eitle Kiortsis & Associates Kacsukpatent
Casalonga Hogan Lovells Malamis & Associates Lakatos, Köves and Partners
Duclos Thorne Mollet-Viéville & Associés (DTMV) Kuhnen & Wacker Patrinos & Kilimiris Oppenheim
Gide Loyrette Nouel Preu Bohlig & Partner Prentoulis Gerakini SBGK
Linklaters Vossius & Partner Tsimikalis Kalonarou Süle Law Firm
Novagraaf Wildanger Kehrwald Graf von Schwerin & Partner Vayanos Kostopoulos Szecskay Attorneys at Law


Bird & Bird Agency Tria Robit AAA Law Allen & Overy BarentsKrans
Bonelli Erede Lombardi Pappalardo Alfa-Patents Cobalt Arendt & Medernach Bird & Bird
Franzosi Dal Negro Setti Cobalt Ellex Valiunas Decker & Braun Brinkhof
GLP  Ellex Klavins Eversheds Saladžius (a member of Eversheds Sutherland) Dennemeyer De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
Hogan Lovells Foral Patent Law Offices IP Forma Lecomte & Partners De Vries & Metman
IP Law Galli Metida Metida Marks & Clerk Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Jacobacci & Associati Pētersona Patents – AAA Law Ruta Pumputiene NautaDutilh Hoyng Rokh Monegier
Modiano & Partners Sorainen Sorainen Office Freylinger NLO
Sena & Tarchini TGS Baltic TRINITI JUREX  Patent 42 Simmons & Simmons
Trevisan & Cuonzo Vilgerts WALLESS Wildgen Vondst


Acapo JWP Abreu Advogados Cabinet Enpora
BAHR Kondrat & Partners AG da Cunha Ferreira Cabinet M Oproiu
Bryn Aarflot Kulikowska & Kulikowski Baptista Monteverde e Associados Milcev Burbea
GjessingReimers LDS Lazewski Depo & Partners Caiado Guerreiro Muşat & Asociaţii
Haavind Patpol Garrigues Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen (NNDKP)
Kvale Polservice Gastão da Cunha Ferreira Răzvan Dincă & Asociaţii
Schjødt Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak Inventa International Rominvent
Thommessen Sulima Grabowska Sierzputowska J Pereira da Cruz Stoica & Asociații
Protector IP Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners Linklaters Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii
Wikborg Rein Wardynski & Partners VdA Zamfirescu Racoti & Partners


A Zalesov & Partners ABG Intellectual Property AWA FMP Fuhrer Marbach & Partners
Baker McKenzie Balder Fenix Legal Homburger
Gorodissky & Partners Bird & Bird Lindahl IPrime Rentsch Kaelin
Gowling WLG Clifford Chance Gulliksson Keller & Partner
Papula-Nevinpat Elzaburu Sandart & Partners Lenz & Staehelin
Patentica Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Setterwalls Meyerlustenberger Lachenal
Patentus Grau & Angulo Ström & Gulliksson Rentsch Partner
Sojuzpatent Hoyng Rokh Monegier Vinge Schellenberg Wittmer
Vakhnina and Partners PONS IP Westerberg & Partners Vischer
Zuykov and partners Uría Menéndez Zacco Walder Wyss


Ankara Patent Bureau Aequo Allen & Overy
Deris Asters Bird & Bird
Destek Patent D&L Consult Bristows
Gün + Partners Doubinsky & Osharova Carpmaels & Ransford
Invokat Gorodissky & Partners D Young & Co
Istanbul Patent Grischenko & Partners Dehns
Kenaroglu IPStyle EIP
Moroğlu Arseven Mikhailyuk Sorokolat & Partners HGF Law
Stock Industrial Property Services Pakharenko & Partners Potter Clarkson
Suluk Intellectual Property Law Firm Petošević Powell Gilbert



Allens AFD China Intellectual Property Law Office Baker McKenzie Anand & Anand
Clayton Utz Beijing Sanyou IP Agency Bird & Bird Chadha & Chadha
Davies Collison Cave CCPIT Patent & Trademark Law Deacons DP Ahuja & Co
Gilbert + Tobin China Patent Agent Hogan Lovells Inttl Advocare
Griffith Hack Hong Fang Law Marks & Clerk K & S Partners
Herbert Smith Freehills Kangxin Partners Mayer Brown JSM LexOrbis
Madderns Lifang & Partners Norton Rose Fulbright Obhan & Associates
MinterEllison Unitalen Attorneys at Law Wenping Patent & Trade Mark Agent Limited Remfry & Sagar
Phillips Ormonde Fritzpatrick Wanhuida Wilkinson & Grist R K Dewan & Co
Shelston IP ZY Partners Vivien Chan & Co S Majumdar & Co


Am Badar & Partners Abe Ikubo & Katayama Advanz Fidelis IP Apex Law Chamber
Biro Oktroi Roosseno Aoyama & Partners Christopher & Lee Ong Global Law Associates
Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners Asamura Patent Office Henry Goh & Co Janak IP
Januar Jahja & Partners Hiroe and Associates Marqonsult Khurana & Khurana
K & K Advocates ITOH International Patent Office Raja Darryl & Loh Neupane Law Associates
Pacific Patent Multiglobal Nakamura & Partners Shearn Delamore & Co Pioneer Law
PRAWIRANEGARA Intellectual Property Nishimura & Asahi Skrine Pradhan & Associates
Rouse & Co Sugimura & Partners Tay & Partners Prime Law Associates
SKC Law TMI Associates Wong Jin Nee & Teo Sinha-Verma Law Concern
Tilleke & Gibbins Yuasa and Hara Wong & Partners Solar Law


AJ Park Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property ACCRALAW Allen & Gledhill
Baldwins IP Absam IP Bengzon Negre Untalan Amica Law
Bell Gully Ali & Associates Bucoy Poblador & Associates Bird & Bird ATMD
Catalyst IP Bharucha & Co Castillo Laman Tan Pantaleon & San Jose Dentons Rodyk & Davidson
CreateIP Codex & Co Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia Drew & Napier LLC
Dentons Kensington Swan Liaquat Merchant Associates Federis & Associates Lee & Lee
Ellis Terry Raza & Associates Hechanova & Co. INC Marks & Clerk Singapore LLP
Henry Hughes IP United Trademark & Patent Services Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De Los Angeles Mirandah Asia
James & Well Vellani & Vellani Sapalo Velez Bundang & Bulilan Ravindran Associates
Simpson Grierson Zafar & Associates SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan Rajah & Tann


AIP Patent & Law Firm D.L & F De Saram ALIPO Ananda Intellectual Property Annam IP & Law
Bae Kim & Lee FJ & G de Saram Baker McKenzie Domnern Somgiat & Boonma Elite Law 
Darae Law & IP Firm IP Chambers Deep & Far International Legal Counsellors Thailand (ILCT) Gintasset
FirstLaw PC John Wilson Partners Formosa Transnational Law Plus Indochine Counsel
Kim & Chang Julius & Creasy Giant Group Rouse Pham & Associates
Lee & Ko LegalBase Lee and Li Attorneys-at-Law S&I International Bangkok Rouse
Shin & Kim Neelakandan & Neelakandan Tai E International Patent & Law Office Satyapon & Partners T&T Invenmark
Yoon & Yang Nithya Partners Top Team International Patent & Trademark Office SCL Nishimura Tri Viet & Associates
You Me Patent & Law Firm Sudath Perera Associates Tsai Lee & Chen Tilleke & Gibbins Vision & Associates
Yulchon LLC Tiruchelvam Associates Tsar & Tsai Firm Zico Law Winco


Nominate a firm for consideration

We consider nominated firms in addition to our own research. All nominated firms will be considered but nomination does not guarantee a position in the rankings. Firms may nominate themselves.

Nominations for 2022 rankings must be made by 30th November 2021

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